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Monica Vitti (born 3 November 1931) is an Italian actress most widely noted for her frosty expressiveness and starring roles during the early 1960s in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, her lover at that time. Description above from the Wikipedia article Monica Vitti, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Michelangelo Antonioni and Vitti met in the late 1950s, and their relationship grew stronger after L'Avventura was made, because it had shaped both their careers. However, by the late 1960s, they did not make any movies together, making the relationship strained until it officially ended. In a later interview, Vitti stated that Antonioni ended their relationship. They made the film Il mistero di Oberwald together in 1981. In 1995 Vitti married Roberto Russo, with whom she had lived since 1975. In 2011, it was learned that Alzheimer's disease had "removed her from the public gaze for the last 15 years." In 2018, her husband confirmed she is still living at home with him in Rome and that he looks after her personally, with the assistance of a carer.
Born Maria Luisa Ceciarelli in Rome, Vitti acted in amateur productions as a teenager, then trained as an actress at Rome's National Academy of Dramatic Arts (graduating in 1953) and at Pittman's College, where she played a teen in a charity performance of Dario Niccodemi's La nemica. She toured Germany with an Italian acting troupe and her first stage appearance in Rome was for a production of Niccolò Machiavelli's La Mandragola.
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Ritorno a Lisca Bianca
Twenty-three years after L'Avventura (1960), Michelangelo Antonioni returns to Lisca Bianca Island. The rarefied atmosphere of Anna's (Lea Massari's) disappearance is recalled by some audio excerpts f...
After a 22 years wedding, a couple shows the signs of a crisis. She thinks he has a lover, and actually it seems so, but is the lover for real?
Io so che tu sai che io so
The investigations of a private eye shake up the almost broken marriage of a middle aged couple.
In the first story, an actress wife and director husband refresh their old passions via their common flat. In the second, a well-to-do dentist-wife is attacked by her family when she writes a sex nove...
A couple of young movie makers have secretly filmed for over a year what was going on in a hotel room, trying to realize a "live act" of common people living their life. They get in touch with old and...
Il tango della gelosia
Lucia has been married for ten years with Julius who is fond of horses and seems to prefer his wife. Lucy tries then ingelosirlo inventing a lover who sends flowers with tickets compromising and makes...
The Mystery of Oberwald
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen disco...
An Almost Perfect Affair
From the back cover: Oscar winner Keith Carradine ("Nashville," "The Duelists") stars in this sparkling romantic comedy about two unlikely lovers who find each other amid the glitz, glamour and frenzy...
Tigers in Lipstick
8 comic sketches set in Italy, with 4 of the most famous European sex symbols of the 70's playing 2 roles each.
Mimì Bluette... fiore del mio giardino
Mimi Bluette, daughter of a prostitute, lives in Paris where she is idolized by men of all kinds and class, is about to settle with a rich man when, in a bar, she meets a stranger.
Basta che non si sappia in giro!..
Three episodes of casual erotic character: a porn scriptwriter and his secretary, a man locked up among homosexuals, and a shy man who decides to hire a prostitute over the phone.
Duck in Orange Sauce
When the wife wants to leave her husband in preference of a romantic Frenchman, the husband seemingly does not raise difficulties and invites his rival, along with his own secretary, for a weekend. Hi...
The Immortal Bachelor
Tina is being tried for the murder of her lover. The violent nature of their relationship, revealed in the trial, seems to make it obvious that she accidentally killed him during a fight. The lone fem...
Blonde in Black Leather
Two racy women decide to chuck their mundane lives and go on a wild adventure.
The lives of two local professional dancers change suddenly as American soldiers stop in their town hoping to be entertained in accordance with the Broadway style. Effectively, they perform up to thei...
To the St. Andrew's Church in Rome comes a fugitive - Cesare Angelotti, former consul, who was sentenced to death for taking a part in a conspiracy against tyranny that rules the country. In further e...
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That's How We Women Are
The film consists of twelve episodes, all with Monica Vitti as the protagonist.
Comedy about a man (Tognazzi) who is sentenced to life imprisonment mainly because of a woman's (Vitti) testimony, but she later marries him during his sentence
A Drama of Jealousy (And Other Things)
Construction worker Oreste and young fiancee Adelaide meet Nello, cook in a pizzeria. This love triangle often go to communist rallies, and enjoy the filthy beach of Ostia. Will the hostile environmen...
Three episodes. The refrigerator. A married couple of two poor emigrant workers spend almost all their money to buy a refrigerator (a must in the '70s). The purchase is too expensive for their familia...
Ninì Tirabusciò: la donna che inventò la mossa
Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout....
I Married You for Fun
Pietro is a young bourgeois lawyer who married Giuliana, a pretty girl who was a little unscrewed, and met at a party of artists. Despite the premises, everything between the two seems to work best.
On My Way to the Crusades, I Met a Girl Who...
A chastity belt provides an endless amount of grief for a woman whose jealous husband has gone off to the Crusades.
Kill Me Quick, I'm Cold
Giovanna and Franco are lovers pretending to be brother and sister in order to con unsuspecting marks while staying in the most luxurious locales throughout Europe. In their travels, they come across ...
Modesty Blaise, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist....
Four different directors are responsible for four unrelated short comedies. The sexual misadventures of a teenage girl on the road home werechronicles in "Queen Sabina". The story of "Queen Armenia" i...
Four different directors present lighthearted stories about married Italian couples and their dilemmas with jealousy, sex and love.
The Flying Saucer
A police inspector and his bumbling assistant investigate reports of "strange goings-on" in a rural community...
Wife and mother Giuliana desperately tries to hide her tenuous grip on reality from those around her, especially her successful yet neglectful husband, Ugo. Corrado shows up in town on a business trip...
Sweet and Sour
Gerard, a young man from a "good family" dreams of becoming an actor. To do this, he follows everywhere his sister Frédérique who is infatuated with cinéma vérité.
Nutty, Naughty Chateau
An old castle in Sweden, inhabited by a family of 18th century dressing eccentrics, holds secrets, deception, and rumors of murder.
3 Fables of Love
"Les quatre vérités" aka "The Four Truths" is a movie anthology that consists of four segments, all loosely parodying fables from the 17th-century French poet Jean de la Fontaine. The US cut usually f...
This romantic drama by Michelangelo Antonioni follows the love life of Vittoria, a beautiful literary translator living in Rome. After splitting from her writer boyfriend, Riccardo, Vittoria meets Pie...